What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by brasco » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:57 pm

sorry i lost my train of thought for a moment...

definitely agree with gwa when it comes to beat matching

gwa wrote:i'm surprised the lack of mentions disco is getting. the drums and unsyncopated, the phrasing is very erratic to the point where you really have to know your records.

once you know how to beat match you can beat match anything innit.

give me 2 dance records and i'll have it matched in under 5 seconds.

give me 2 records that have drums that aren't in time and i'm riding that pitch like i'm riding your mum.
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Post by ezza » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:51 pm

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Anyway, I'd probably say Disco/funk/soul, real drummers fuck me up and also some of the phrasing in those old records ia just confusing
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by TheTornado » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:11 pm

drum & bass IMO... DJs like Andy C on 3 decks, no one can test.

or old house / disco as people have mentioned, DJs like Ron Hardy :Q:
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by gwa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:13 pm

The Tornado wrote:drum & bass IMO... DJs like Andy C on 3 decks, no one can test.

the amount of speculation that his dubs were cut at the same bpm has left me unsure if it's true or not.

he's great, ofcourse though
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by wolf89 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:22 pm

Who gives a fuck his sets are so boring
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Post by herbs » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:27 pm

i'm surprised the lack of mentions disco is getting. the drums and unsyncopated, the phrasing is very erratic to the point where you really have to know your records IMO

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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by herbs » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:31 pm

if you can mix this into anything you're alright with me.


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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by Sexual_Chocolate » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:42 pm

wolf89 wrote:Who gives a fuck his sets are so boring
:lol:

come on now, hes the youngsta of dn..... oh wait.
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by dsprainman » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Nevalo wrote:
wolf89 wrote:Who gives a fuck his sets are so boring
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come on now, hes the youngsta of dn..... oh wait.

:lol: Yep that sound is pretty played. Wish I could have heard him back in 08 or so when tunes like the sheinin were still on dub.
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by __________ » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:47 pm

Hip hop. The average hip hop DJ puts 'dance'/'edm' DJs to SHAME
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by JTMMusicuk » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:16 pm



Must be pretty hard to mix disco house and 2step when theres a pillow fight going on :lol: :lol: after about half way it goes off

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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by Geey » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:00 pm

Techno djs are like no ther when it comes to playing with the crowds emotions.
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by Muncey » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:21 pm

wub wrote:
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LA_Boxers wrote:But Zabiela had a wicked set on BoilerRoom last night. 2 cdjs, a iPad, some sort of ableton looking thing, and was scratching. Was mentals.
CDJ scratching blew my mind lol. Was an insane set, so much hardware. Couldn't keep my eyes off it, he didn't stop moving for a second.
If you've got an hour spare, he goes into detail on what he does and what technology he is using to do it in this video;

Cheers I'll check it out tomorrow. Its the type of set I love on Boiler Room, very visual as well as the great music/mixing.

I agree with Gwa, Disco deserves more credit.

Question for those saying Hip Hop.. I'm clueless on Hip Hop DJing, I've seen loads of DMC championship videos and stuff and although I appreciate it takes a lot of technical skill I find them for the most part utterly boring. My question, how rehearsed are those? They come across as though they've practised the exact set over and over to perfection. Thats not as impressive to me as someone seemlessly floating through different genres and different bpms of music, creating incredible blends and mash ups along the way.. all in an unrehearsed, unplanned set.

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Post by gwa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:23 pm

you need to know your disco records just as thorough as your routine IMO
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by gwa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:23 pm

listen to sadar, maybe not so much theo as he's usually on the fly and balls it up most mixes
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Post by gwa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:26 pm

being eclectic is more of a selector DJ rather than talking about technical difficulty
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Re: What genre of music has the most technically gifted DJs?

Post by wolf89 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:48 pm

Muncey wrote:
wub wrote:
Muncey wrote:
LA_Boxers wrote:But Zabiela had a wicked set on BoilerRoom last night. 2 cdjs, a iPad, some sort of ableton looking thing, and was scratching. Was mentals.
CDJ scratching blew my mind lol. Was an insane set, so much hardware. Couldn't keep my eyes off it, he didn't stop moving for a second.
If you've got an hour spare, he goes into detail on what he does and what technology he is using to do it in this video;

Cheers I'll check it out tomorrow. Its the type of set I love on Boiler Room, very visual as well as the great music/mixing.

I agree with Gwa, Disco deserves more credit.

Question for those saying Hip Hop.. I'm clueless on Hip Hop DJing, I've seen loads of DMC championship videos and stuff and although I appreciate it takes a lot of technical skill I find them for the most part utterly boring. My question, how rehearsed are those? They come across as though they've practised the exact set over and over to perfection. Thats not as impressive to me as someone seemlessly floating through different genres and different bpms of music, creating incredible blends and mash ups along the way.. all in an unrehearsed, unplanned set.
Personally I'm not so impressed by the nobbing about with technology thing.

Rather see someone who can just tie together loads of music from all over the place like Theo Parrish or Gaslamp Killer rather than this "I can use my ipad to do crazy reverbs, play house at dnb speed, loops whatever" crap.

Or someone who can build energy through a set or make it have a direction through tune selection.

Tune selection above everything for me.
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Post by leyenda » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:46 pm

Muncey wrote:Question for those saying Hip Hop.. I'm clueless on Hip Hop DJing, I've seen loads of DMC championship videos and stuff and although I appreciate it takes a lot of technical skill I find them for the most part utterly boring. My question, how rehearsed are those? They come across as though they've practised the exact set over and over to perfection. Thats not as impressive to me as someone seemlessly floating through different genres and different bpms of music, creating incredible blends and mash ups along the way.. all in an unrehearsed, unplanned set.
Seemlessly floating through genres and bpms, creating incredible blends and mash ups you say? To be honest I don't give a shit if this is planned.

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wolf89 wrote:Who gives a fuck his sets are so boring
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